Arlington, VA

This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Hershey, a two-year-old lab mix who just moved to the county.

Here’s what his owner, Kaitlyn, had to say on his behalf:

Hi, everyone! I’m Hershey, a two-year-old labrador, beagle, and Staffordshire terrier mix who’s a recent transplant from Fairfax County! My Ma was taking a look at all the things going on in Arlington, when she saw the Pet of the Week spot! At first, she didn’t want to submit because sometimes she goes overboard with her affection, but I told her it’s okay.

A little bit about me: I can be a pretty shy guy, but once you get to know me, I’m really fantastic. There’s nothing more I love than seeing my Ma when she gets home — once I accidentally knocked the gate over, but I was just so excited! Once I wind down, though, you can always find me in one of my three beds: my dog bed, my crate, or on Ma’s bed. I also like to get Ma’s attention by laying on her. It’s pretty effective, if you want to try it at home. But if you need a shortcut to my heart, go through my stomach: I love, love, love my minnow treats the best, probably followed by the biscuits Ma hides in the apartment when she leaves — kind of like hide and seek! But, hide and…eat?

Since moving to Arlington, I’ve found a few favorite new things. From running in Shirlington Dog Park to picking up new treats at Dogma Bakery, there’s just so much for me to do here! I hope we stay for a long, long time.

You can follow all my adventures at @hershey_thelab!

Want your pet to be considered for the Arlington Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Please don’t send vertical photos, they don’t fit in our photo galleries!

Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks. Becky’s Pet Care is the winner of six consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year and a proud supporter of the Arlington County Pawsitively Prepared Campaign.

Becky’s Pet Care provides professional dog walking and pet sitting in Arlington and all of Northern Virginia, as well as PetPrep training courses for Pet Care, CPR and emergency preparedness.

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